There can be very few people in the world who have not heard of Hamilton: An American Musical. With book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton is a musical based on the life of American founding father Alexander Hamilton, best known to many as the face on the US $10 bill. Whilst Miranda’s original intention was to release the score as a concept album which he was planning to call The Hamilton Mixtapes, Hamilton made its stage debut Off-Broadway at the Public Theatre in February 2015 before transferring to Broadway’s Richard Rodgers Theatre later that year. Critically acclaimed Hamilton received a record-breaking 16 Tony Award nominations winning 11 including Best Musical. It won the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theatre Album, the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and seven Drama Desk Awards including Outstanding Musical. With the Broadway production still playing to sold out houses, several US national tours crossing … Read more
Last night Lin-Manuel Miranda and Andrew Lloyd Webber addressed an audience of industry figures, new writers and musical theatre fans to talk about their careers and musical theatre in general. The evening hosted by Paul Taylor Mills at The Other Palace is to be the first of a series of evenings curated by Andrew Lloyd Webber. It’s an eye-opening discussion from a pair of musical theatre geeks who just love everything about what they do. Take a moment to enjoy this wonderful conversation if you are a lover of musical theatre.
Hamilton The Revolution Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter Grand Central Publishing and Melcher Media288 Pages Hardcover Order a copy of Hamilton The Revolution from Amazon As a musical theatre fan, my collection has always included a number of wonderful books about musicals, containing production photographs and all sorts of behind the scenes information on the production in question. Les Miserables, Phantom, Tommy, Aspects, Sunset Boulevard, Mamma Mia! amongst others, each beautifully put together and treasured. None though compares to the magnificent companion book for Hamilton which has become my new favourite. In terms of sheer presentation, Hamilton The Revolution takes the crown for presentation, quality, content and value for money (UK£20.40 on Amazon). Gorgeously bound as befits any book from the period in which the show is set, with rough-hewn pages, it is an absolute must for any Hamilton fan or anyone looking to get the low-down on this musical … Read more
In the Heights, the Tony and Olivier award-winning musical has announced that it will close at the King’s Cross Theatre on Sunday 8 January 2017. In The Heights won three 2016 Olivier Awards – Outstanding Achievement in Music, Best Choreographer and Best Supporting Actor for David Bedella. In The Heights is the creation of Lin-Manual Miranda, whose latest musical Hamilton is Broadway’s hottest ticket, opening here in October 2017. Joining the cast of In The Heights from 16 September are Arun Blair-Mangat as ‘Benny’ (“Kinky Boots”); Juliet Gough as ‘Camilla’ (“Matilda”) and Stephanie Rojas as ‘Carla’ (“Wonder.land”). Sarah Naudi, who has been with the show since it opened at the Southwark Playhouse in 2014, will play the role of ‘Vanessa’ and Damian Buhagiar returns to the production as ‘Sonny’, having originated the role in 2014. Continuing their roles are: Sam Mackay as ‘Usnavi’ (“Wonder.land”); Gabriela Garcia as ‘Nina’ (“Ghost The … Read more
Producers have announced that the Tony award-winning musical, will have its London premiere at the Victoria Palace Theatre in October 2017. Join our mailing list to be kept updated with Hamilton news. The show dominated the 70th Annual Tony Awards on Sunday where it won 11 awards including Best Musical, Best Original Score, and Best Book Of A Musical. “The support Hamilton has received from our British fans has been incredible – I have been reminded of their love, which is just as our King George would want it to be! I’m thrilled the show will be shared with UK audiences starting in the fall of 2017 at the beautiful Victoria Palace Theatre,” said Lin-Manuel Miranda. Hamilton is the story of America’s Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington’s right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation’s first Treasury Secretary. … Read more